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Accountant

Finance: Content Distribution | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description


About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.

Overall:

This position requires someone who has experience with accounting and accounting practices (production accounting experience strongly preferred). It requires someone who is detail-oriented and will follow-up and check on results to ensure accuracy and completeness.  It requires strong communication skills. In addition, the accounting aspect of this role, the Accountant will also take on ad hoc financial analysis,  needed. 

 Job Description:

  • Prepare monthly recurring journal entries including revenue recognition and  of staff allocations
  • Prepare monthly cost reports for Creative Departments and other ad hoc project reports
  • Prepare monthly time sheet reports (by user, department and project) from our time tracking system.  Recalculate time/cost projections based on current budget and updates from project teams on future activity
  • Review invoices for budget coding & operations signature; ensure contract is on file & W-9 is attached for all new vendors; ensure banking details are provided for all international wire transfers & EFT/ACH payments
  • Prepare monthly journal entries based on analysis of general ledger activity
  • Perform ad hoc tasks as needed, including: review coding on timesheets for accuracy; respond to invoice payment inquiries, coordinating with other Departments (Payroll and Accounts Payable) to resolve open matters
  • Maintain Journal Entry files for Department such that records will be available and usable if needed for auditors or Corporate Finance. Scan and organize copies of union payroll (ex: WGA, DGA, AFTRA) by project & payee
  • Maintain contract logs by vendor name, contract dates, total payment and payment schedule; scan copies of deal memos and submit all paperwork to HR
  • Input financial data for quarterly estimates and budget into financial software system (TM1),

 Requirements:

  • Two to four years of experience in an accounting role
  • Proficiency with accounting and accounting practices
  • Experience with General Ledger concepts
  • Familiarity with database systems and reporting systems
  • Proficiency with MS Excel (formula creation, modifying reports and data)
  • Good communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Ability to take initiative and think critically

 Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Production Finance experience

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